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. >> i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. >> also mrs. obama has been encouraging people to take advantage of early voting just in case, her words here, your toilet overflows on election day and you can't get to the polls. interesting message there. also, lena dunham, creative writer and lead actor in the tv show "girls." here she is talking about voting for the first time. >> your first time shouldn't be with just anybody. you want to do it with a great guy. you don't want a guy who says, oh, hey, i'm at the library studying when he's really out not signing the lilly ledbetter act or who thinks gay people should never have beautiful complicateded weddings like the kind we see on bravo or tlc all the time. super uncool to be out and about and somebody says, did you vote? no, i wasn't ready. my first time voting was amazing. i voted for barack obama. >> well, the ad is facing backlash in conservative circles for being too risque, but they're not the target audience. finally, it's no secret that both campaigns are pointing a lot of time and resources into the state of ohio. it can
to the people of the garden state. >> from the air and on the ground, mr. obama got an up close, firsthand look at all of the carnage, and together they met with dozens of families that lost their homes, their businesses and in some cases both. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow-up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> and the president reiterated he's ordered federal agencies to cut through any red tape. the top priorities, restoring power and clearing roads in mass transit. for now millions are still in the dark tonight. entire neighborhoods are under water. and getting life back to normal, that's definitely going to be a long haul. bruce johnson is in ocean view, new jersey tonight with more on what those folks are going through. bruce. >> reporter: hey, derek. it's actually ocean grove. and this small town like the other jersey towns that we've been talking about all evening long steel reeling from the effects of the -- still reeling from the effects of the hurricane that blew through here. those lights are ours because this p
. meanwhile, mr. obama continues to field questions about his administration's response to the attack on the u.s. consulate on benghazi including with msnbc's "morning joe" co-hosts joe scarborough and mika brsysnski. >> i'm responsible and i don't shy away with from that. >> reporter: traveling with the president, kristen well ke, nbc news. >>> this is peter alexander in florida where mitt romney is trying to pump up the vote. vowing he would be a bipartisan leader mr. romney laid into the president. >> he promised that his would be a post partisan presidency. we have watched him over the last four years and he's been divisive and demonized any group that opposed him. >> reporter: marco rubio attacked president obama's proposals with his sharp partisan rebuke. >> they are the ideas of countries that people come here to get away from. >> reporter: mitt romney will stop first in the heavily republican panhandle. then in a democratic leaning county trying to slice into the president's lead before closing the day near tampa, a battleground within this swing state. meanwhile not wanting to risk ap
by name. governor jeb bush did. claiming mr. obama is making excuses for his failures. >> it's almost as though the dog ate my home work is the reason why we're going through tough times. >> reporter: early voting reopened in maryland with long lines. >> three hours? >> yeah. it's worth it. >> reporter: in areas where flooding destroyed some polling places, they're considering putting up tents to make sure that residents can vote. more polls have the president up five points in ohio. they say things are so close and such a small lead in virginia and florida, they're calling it a tie. lynn? >> thank you. >>> we mentioned the obama-christie meeting is an extraordinarily coming together of two people that are polar opposites politically. men who have very recently delivered some extremely biting comments about the other. but now putting citizens above politics. it's very interesting. a few hours before their meeting, former florida governor and romney supporter jeb bush had this to say on the stump. >> do you honestly think this president is capable of bringing people together? his entir
or encourage them which from thinking they might vote for mr. obama to mr. romney and that doesn't seem to be happening right now. i think it ought to be hurting the campaign a bit. >> mark, very briefly. this is really a chance for the president to explore that illusive quality of presidential leadership in the campaign. >> this is what -- who deserves to be president. people are looking towards him, how does he lead, how does he speak for america? it's a real opportunity for him, but if he gets it wrong, that is a very big black mark just days away from the election. >> yeah, this storm, no one knows how it will play out politically. thank you both very much. you're watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonight's program -- as china gets ready to hand over power to a new generation, the residents of one rural village talk about their expectations. >> a former bbc governor says that jimmy was kept away from children in need. jones, who was chairman of the charity, said he had suspicions about the former tv star a decade ago. his comments come on the day of whether the cor
. he warns there is still a risk from flooding and downed power lines. today, mr. obama will get a look at the damage along with new jersey governor chris christie. we want to share this political note with you. our maryland senate debate originally scheduled for 9:00 this morning has been canceled because of the storm aftermath. we apologize that we were not able to reschedule it before election day. >>> neighborhoods throughout our area cleaning up from superstorm sandy. up next, the latest on the damages. >> plus rain and wind not the only issues in some parts of the area. this kind -- this could be a good thing for some areas and businesses. plus tucker has weather and julie has traffic. stay with us. ♪ [ female announcer ] nature exists on the grandest scale... ♪ ...and in the tiniest details. ♪ and sometimes both. nature valley granola thins pack the big taste of granola and dark chocolate into one perfect square, under 100 calories. nature valley granola thins. nature at its most delicious. . >>> oh, man. >> look at that. >> take a look at. this this is snow shoe mountain
or more in a major rally in ohio, mr. romney is using president obama's own rhetoric about voting against him. the president suggested that his supporters should vote for revenge mitt romney in colcalifornia spring and dubuque threw that back at the president. >> today president obama it was yesterday, you probably heard about he asked supporters to vote for revenge. i ask the american people to vote for love of country. >> mr. romny -- mr. romney said that over and over and over again in an attempt to cast mr. obama and his presidency as one of division and suggest he will unite the country and reach across the aisle in a bipartisan way. the romney complaint is that president obama made promiseless of hope and change and couldn't deliver. he couldn't because of grid lock that he caused. he simply doesn't have an administration to get things done. >> analyst said it is it like a courtroom where attorneys make the closing arguments. it is getting last, but we are hearing new lineups. >> that's right. and when you have the campaigns packing their calendars as busy as they have in 73 hours a
tough on china. in 2009 in the first months of mr. obama's presidency, american spring wire joined with two other makers of steel wire to ask for help. they said china was unfairly dumping steel wire in the united states market at artificially low prices. they asked for help. under president obama the commerce department said they would investigate and then the commerce department did move to protect american spring wire. they did crack down on china for dumping their underpriced product. thus benefiting american spring wire in exactly the way they had asked to be benefited. they got the help they wanted. a company that was then used as a backdrop for mitt romney saying president obama had not been tough on china. today mr. romney gave a major address on economic policy. this is part of his closing argument for the presidency. he delivered the speech at a company called kinsler construction services. in his speech mr. romney argued that president obama's stimulus had failed to help private companies. >> a new stimulus three years after the recession officially ended, that may spare
to american spring wire, mr. romney hammered away at president obama for not being tough on china. not the way that he mitt romney would be tough on china. but the company mr. romney chose for his backdrop that day, the company that he chose to implicitly help make that case so happened to be a poster child for success by president obama in getting tough on china. in 2009 in the first months of mr. obama's presidency, american spring wire joined with two other makers of steel wire to ask for help. they said china was unfairly dumping steel wire in the united states market at artificially low prices. they asked for help. under president obama the commerce department said they would investigate and then the commerce department did move to protect american spring wire. they did crack down on china for dumping their underpriced product. thus benefiting american spring wire in exactly the way they had asked to be benefited. they got the help they wanted. a company that was then used as a backdrop for mitt romney saying president obama had not been tough on china. today mr. romney gave a major addre
voters and moderates taking about bipartisan ship and his pledge to do what he says barack obama failed to do. he was criticizion -- criticizing where he said he would be bipartisan and said that's what mr. obama did not do on obama care and a hoses of other issues. mitt romney offering an olive branch to the swing voters. >> he promised that it would be a post partisan presidency. we watched him over the last four years and he has been decisive and demonized any group that opposed him. he promised to cut the deficit in half. i know he says he wants to do something that helps with the budget, but to balance the budget it starts -- it helps to have actually had a budgets. >> from florida to new evening land, the nation watches as hurricane sandy prepares to bear down and slam into the atlantic coast. in florida they are not expecting to be too badly hit. he was asked to postpone all events. [no audio]. >> that's too bad. i was saying how well it was working while he was on the campaign bus. apologize for that technical glitch. we have team coverage of both campaigns coming up a little la
't extend to president obama. rhetoric is getting increasingly tough. mr. romney saying it lacks to agenda and amounts to stagnation. he argues that he and paul ryan will bring about bold changes. yesterday he gave a big speech that was the beginning of what constitutes a closing argument when you are still yesterday, 11 days, now 10 days away from election day. look for more attempts to shorten the rhetoric and sharpen the hits as they move closer to the election day. >> gregg: what a visual on a campaign bus heading to kissimmee. thanks. >> jamie: president obama making a campaign stop in a crucial battleground state of new hampshire. folk singer james carroll warming up the crowd gave a wide ranging speech outlining his will promise for the next five years. >> the unemployment rate is falling, manufacturing coming back to our shores. our assembly lines are humming again. housing prices are starting to pick up. housing starts are on the move. we've got a lot of work to do but new hampshire is country has come too far for us to turn back now. >> jamie: he won new hampshire by nine percent
appearing in las vegas. >> that's right. four more years. four more years. four more years. >> mrs. obama addressed a crowd of supporters. president obama has worked hard to improve the economy, healthcare and education. she reminded them quote, this is the president that took out osama bin laden. early voting began in nevada last week and one-fourth of the states voters have cast their ballots. >>> mitt romney campaigned today in iowa where he mocked president obama's campaign slogan. >> the president's campaign slogan is this. forward. but to 23 million americans struggling to find a good job these last four years feel a lot more like backward. >> romney said president obama's campaign quote, falls short of the magnitude of these times. if he is elected president he'll make policy changes that bring the economy, in his words, roaring back. find out how your political views align with the candidates. like ktvu channel 2 on facebook. >> friends and family of former senator george mcgovern gathered for his funeral. the 90-year-old died this past sunday. he served in the u.s. house and sena
, challenges he argues that mr. obama has not been able to meet and been too partisan and unwilling to meet with republicans on it. in the event in richmond, he singled out the house leader eric cantor and asked when is the last time you met with the president? cantor said it was a year ago. romney said i will not do that. i will meet often with the democrats and create the type of bipartisan agreements that move the country forward. he is making the argument that it's time for big change. borrowed rhetoric from the 2008 obama campaign that he says the president hasn't stuck to. he will wrap up the third event in virginia beach, virginia today. fully ten more battleground states that he plans to visit between now and tuesday night. he will wrap it up with a big speech in new hampshire, where he has a vacation home. that is his manchester, new hampshire, monday night event. the final campaign stop before the polls open on tuesday. romney is in a dead even tie across the country in the national poll. in the battleground state polls though president obama stayed within the margin of error, he
there have been seven polls. all of them have suggested that mr. obama is up within the margin of error by a couple of points on mitt romney. most scenarios, romney can't win without winning here in florida as well as without ohio. so, one of the schools of thought is that the romney camp is trying to hedge against a possible defeat in ohio by expanding the battlefield or trying to into those three blue states. the obama campaign isn't buying it. as we head into the final six days it's very clear it's going to go right down to the wire with anybody's guess in some of the battleground states in the quest for 270 electoral votes. national polls s. tied as is some of those battleground states even with the margin of error. shep? >> shepard: carl cammeron in jacksonville florida tonight. little relief for air travelers coming in and out of the nation's airspace after sandy. earlier today two of new york's airports reopened on a limited basis. jfk and newark liberty international across the river in jersey. port authority which runs all the airports is urging folks to call airlines for infor
by president obama where the polls have always trended towards democrats this year. not towards mr. romney and the g.o.p. pennsylvania, minnesota, and michigan. romney's home state. in the last few days, there have been a handful of polls that the gap has narrowed and romney made ground and come within the margin of error in those states and now he has begun to advertise. these are states the obama campaign is very very confident about. david action sell rod said he would shave his mustache off if he lost any of them. that's a staches has had for 40 years. tough hurdle for mr. romney to clear in ohio. in the last 48 hours or so there have been seven polls. all of them have suggested that mr. obama is up within the margin of error by a couple of points on mitt romney. most scenarios, romney can't win without winning here in florida as well as without ohio. so, one of the schools of thought is that the romney camp is trying to hedge against a possible defeat in ohio by expanding the battlefield or trying to into those three blue states. the obama campaign isn't buying it. as we head into the
they advised mr. obama. he has been a less public figure than rice. or general james enjoys. president obama's first national security advisor who reported questioned the foreign policy credentials. the mistaken characterization of the benghazi attack have one thing in common. >> they're consistent with the administration spinning the story so it has least impact on the president re-election campaign. >> the experience in the democratic presidential campaigns goes back to jimmy carter, but james carafano says political advice in not in his job description. >> they're supposed to focus on the national security policy. >> domestic policy guru valerie jarret accused to advise president foreign policy though the white house flatly denies it. the president's critics concede mistaken claims by benghazi attack supported by c.i.a. director david petraeus and the director of national intelligence clapper. >> the white house clearly had to get their information from clapper and petraeus. that to me is beyond anything i ever imagined from the individuals and the agencies. >> even analysts who don't thi
short comings mr. obama has dragged america's economy back from the brink of disaster and has made a decent first of foreign policy. so this newspaper would stick with the devil it knows and re-elect him." now, if you call the guy you're endorsing the devil you know, that's one hell of an elbow! all right. worse than the devil
$5 trillion to the deficit. that's mr. obama. >> the recession added $5 trillion to the deficit that was caused by the previous administration. >> but voters believe that obamas will do so much more harm. voters are choosing between two men, each of chom are far from perfect, i think that's why you see a lot of -- it's very negative. >> one will lead to balanced budgets. and one whose math will not. >> change, that was an interesting change in mitt romney's speech this week, he kept talking about big change, you want big change, i can bring you big change. what challengers do it. we heard bill clinton do it. we heard barack obama do it. certainly. the hope and change thing is now benefiting the republicans this time. >> it transcended to their signage. >> more than election census, this is about the proper scope and actual confidence of governmentment. it will come down to a basic feeling that people have, who understands government better? >> i think that's fair. if you had a huge hurricane that affect eed sometimes -- >> for example. >> either positive or negative. they can ge
the superpacs that are spending huge amount of money. now, mr. obama raised his money, 55% of his checks were $200 and less. mr. romney, 22% of his donors for $200 or less. romney has unprecedented amount of wealthy contributors. 45% of his contributors with: $2,500 the maximum you can give. i glean from that is obama has broader grassroots support base at least financially. romney is not exactly appea appealing to small donors. >> eric: remember yesterday i told you about president obama claiming to be the robin hood, savior of the middle class. i will tell you how he is stealing from the middle class. the white house has federal reserve, bernanke print trillions of dollars. the banks, his buddies, borrow the money from federal reseven, at 0% interest. doesn't cost them a penny. they can say give me $10 billion. the fed gives them $10 billion. they could either give us loans, home loans, car loans, small business loans, which is what they were supposed to do and should do. but instead they turn around and loan it right back to the feds. at 3%. we're actually transferring our tax money right
did last time. >> from the get-go, mr. obama promised so many things that i didn't believe he could do it. and he has proven that he couldn't do it. >> reporter: robert stevens is an independent and a obama 2008 supporter. >> it was something different for the country, something that hadn't happened before, with a black president. so i got caught up in that a little bit. but i think he's a disappointment. >> you don't like what you got but you're not sold on the alternative? >> absolutely not. at this point i don't know who i'm going to vote for. >> reporter: tense final days. in a place long known for historic battle fields. >> so close like almost all the battleground what happens in the end what happens on the ground. both parties say they've got a much better ground operation than 2008. the republicans say they've knocked on more than a million doors and they say their early voting numbers are improved. the democrats say no way. they will win virginia again because of this 60 plus offices statewide, latino strags up 19%. and under 60% under the age of 30. the democrats hope will pu
on the campaign trail today. the campaign trail. a poll shows mr. obama leading. mr. obama leading romney among aceely voters. in september that poll found the and new je critics tied. new jersey's governor is facing christi criticism from other hepublicans. theydnesday we saw christie join the president on his helicopter. stor aboen to what he said about it t?st night. day. do pinch myself every day. when i got on marine one i'm myching myself. it is not exactly what i thought would be happening in my life. 's worhas been working hard for the residents of that state of >>> it is >>> it is a huge and serious debate here in new york city. will sunday's marathon put too much of a strain on police who have been working nonstop because of sandy? that story is coming up next on cbs this morning. ççççñçzñççççzçzzzzzzççñ,ç [ female announcer ] a classic meatloaf recipe from stouffer's starts with ground beef, unions, and peppers baked in a ketchup glaze with savory gravy and mashed russet potatoes. what makes stouffer's meatloaf best of all? that moment you enjoy it at home. stouffer's
candidates are sharpening their closing arguments to voters, mr. obama arguing for another four year. >> after four years as president you know me by now. you may not agree with every decision i've made. you may be frustrated at the pace of change, but you know what i believe. you know where i stand. >> reporter: mr. romney calling himself the agent of change. >> this is no time for small measures. this is time for real change and when i'm elected president on day one we'll bring real change to america! >> reporter: and as the hurricane sandy recovery effort continues, both candidates took time to mention the storm victims thursday. >> no democrats or republicans during a storm. they are just fellow americans. >> if you have a few extra dollars, send them along to the american red cross or to the salvation army or to other relief organizations, it can make a difference in the lives of our fellow citizens. >> reporter: mr. romney was then interrupted by a protester. >> what about climate, that's what brought this monster storm. >> usa! usa. >> reporter: in the center of the response,
obama. mr. romney is leading among the elderly by 6% to 12% a sign he may be weathering a charge by democrats that he and ryan with undermine medicare. that is the "wall street journal" this morning latest on that. if you are interested in the state of florida that is the first state we started in our series last wednesday. so, if you go to c-span tkaurpbg and type in -- c-span.org and type in florida you can watch those segments. frank in gulfport, mississippi, independent caller. what do you think is the trust level in government? caller: well, ma'am, i think the white house, president barack oba obama, is a fine president and to me it doesn't matter who becomes president. if you do not have the backing of congress nothing will get done no matter who the president is. and from going through katrina and what i have seen down here, i think that like fema and everything like that, they don't have enough oversight. i agree with the one caller, the american red cross, they have done more for the people down here than what the government ever did. as far as making sure people will bl
tried to exploit. they have put up. critics finalists and mr. obama has twice as many feel offices and the interests of states. it he is ahead of florida, virginia, and he has pulled even at enter ohio. i am wondering if this is an election of the men put it loves. i see our president as every time it is a situation, he has a plan. it does not seem to come into fruition. i think he is fine with the seat of his pants. how could he possibly be behind it? >> i think it has to do in part with the type of politics democrats are on, and republicans orrin. a lot of the -- this is a state that has the highest african- american of politics of the bare ground states. door to door knocking type organizing. that is boots and the ground it. campaign to address any trouble kharkov a man. they seem to be labor intensive. the next call comes from how the air. >> could the morning. yes, i think that it will be very important if following burst candid and to opinions and the human rights. of course, being the right to life. the right to belief,. the the is extremely important. and it will be he miss
that will coordinate the 's response to the storm. mr. obama reminded people to follow -- instructions of local officials. the president traveled to orlando, florida where he was going to campaign, but he has decide today cancel northern virginia and tomorrow in colorado. sandy forced mitt romney to change his plans. romney campaigned in ohio yesterday. instead of in virginia as planned. his campaign cancel add appearance for tomorrow in new hampshire. romney told supporters in ohio that our thoughts and prayers are with people who will find themselves in harm's way. >>> the streets of san francisco packed with giants fans many at the civic center watching on a jumbotron last night. thousands watched the world series with other giants' fans and shared in the victory shoulder to shoulder, next to city hall others filled restaurants and bars in the city but they all cheered their team on and shared the same sentiments after the game. >> amazing, a sweep, it is just unbelievable. >> oh my gosh, it never gets old, we are thrilled. i've been crying. >> we are enjoying beautiful city, world series, 2
a positive rating for his efforts these past few days. during his re-election pause, if you call it that, mr. obama reminded americans he has presidential duties and also found a couple unlikely friends along the way, one being new jersey governor chris christie and now tonight a big one, new york mayor michael bloomberg. with both sides back to regular base, what will sandy's lasting effects be, meaning through tuesday? jeff zeleny is a national political correspondent for "the new york times," and howard fineman is the editorial director for "the huffington post" and an msnbc political analyst. let's look at new jersey governor chris christie just last night in a press conference where he continued to lavish praise on the president. let's watch. >> the president of the united states and i have now had six conversations since sunday. that shows to me a level of caring and concern and interest that i think a leader should be giving to this type of situation. this was as comfortable and relaxing an interaction as i have had with the president since i've known him, and i think it's because we'
women only care about abortion. if you cared about yourself and your daughter you would vote for obama. >> bill: never use the word abortion. it's always reproductive right. >> health. >> bill: it's yowrs health. the way they position is that the republic party doesn't pim pa theisman with the ladies and mr. obama does. i have to say, that i disagree with you. i think it's working because if you look at the economy, that's a romney strength. that's a romney strength. >> romney is doing better with women in the last three weeks than he ever did before. >> he is still behind in single women. >> he is. according to this swing state poll, the number one issue amongst 12 of these states is 39% of the women said abortion. i'm not saying that it's not going to be effective. i'm saying that women do not only vote based on abortion. >> part of the problem is that you have got murdock out there and aiken. and so then the democrats get to say. >> bill: two senatorial candidates who have made mistakes in the way they have positioned themselves on that issue. but i don't think anybody knows who the
's re-election, will use the last few days to bolter mr. obama looks to be on track. but i want to know what you think about the factor's election coverage analysis. we are asking in a new billoreilly.com poll. do you believe the factor has been fair covering the election? do you believe the factor has been fair covering the election? yes or no. and we will give you the results on monday. that's a memo. now the top story tonight, let's bring in the aforementioned economic guru, lou docks. and you say? >> i say unemployment right now is higher than when president obama took office in 2009. and that's not good enough to be of any significant, in my opinion, any significant help to gov. romney. and that is 23 million people without work, who are working without, you know, a full-time job who want them or have given up work being all together. >> so you, lou dobbs, take the exact opposite stance that cbs news radio takes? exactly the opposite? >> imagine that. >> but look, come on now, cbs radio goes out to thousands of radio stations, people like me listen to it in their car or when you ge
. most of the state's mass transit systems are shut down. president barack obama saw the devastation for himself and vowed that storm victim will vic -- that storm victims will get the help they need. >>> mr. obama will hold rallies in wisconsin nevada and colorado today. mitt romney will be campaigning in the battleground state of virginia. >>> breaking news in the penn state sexual abuse case. former penn state president gram graham spanier is expected to be charged today. the paper reports in a grand jury filing last year, he denied being aware of a 1998 university police investigation of jerry sandusky and claimed sandusky was with children in the football locker room showers. >>> fire officials say the large warehouse fire they battled all night long is now out. >> at one point, crews had to be evacuated from the building because of the dangerous conditions. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live at the scene with the latest. >> reporter: they do have it out but we can still see some steam coming off the rooftop this morning. this goes though show you how hot and howen tense the fire w
, governor chris christie and other officials assessed the damage. mr.obama has assured the state of the government's continued support. >> what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: the state has several coastal areas that fuel new jersey's $35 billion tourism industry. storm surge has left board walks in ruins. the wide spread damage striking a crippling blow to the state's economy. >> everything is destroyed. all of the pier, nothing is left of it. all the rides are torn down. >> reporter: governor christie says the damage is minor compared to the things that are irreplaceable. >> if you look to your wife, your left, your husband or wife, your son or daughter, those are things that can't be replaced. >> reporter: some places remain especially critical rite now including hoboken, new jersey which is just across the hudson river from manhattan. thousands remain stranded there because of flood waters. the mayor says that city needs more supplie
is that there is some arguments on both sides but i'm not very optimistic that if mr. obama's reelected much of this is going to get fixed. >> nariman, i give you the last word. do you agree with that? >> i have two disagreements. one that deleveraging continues if you look at things like household debt to disposable income numbers they keep going down. households are still deleveraging. the other issue we were ae to go rapidly in the '90s and 2000s and import a lot. i don't blame globalization or trade the fact we're growing slowly. no. i think we're deleveraging. i think that is big factor for households and banks. >> we agree to disagree. melissa: good for you. thanks for coming on, guys. we appreciate it. have a great weend. here to react to the october jobs report is phil angelides. he is obama surrogate, former head of the financial crisis inquiry commission. phil, welcome back to the show. >> good to be with you, melissa. melissa: go ahead and spin it for us. why is this a good report? >> let me start with something one of our guests was talking about. this was a trauma to the financi
of error, but mr. obama is with a slight lead with and that margin so the romney campaign has begun looking at expanding the battlefield where the playing field to make you will, by going after states like minnesota and michigan and pennsylvania, states that have been in the blue column for many, many weeks just as the polls tighten up in the debate nationwide, it was a battleground state that seems to have taken a little longer, but in those three states it's also a margin race. the romney campaign spending money trying to provide additional discussions to get to the 270 needed electoral college votes in order to win. very, very tight. confidence and optimism. when republicans will have to get to the polls come tuesday. neil: i know it's hard to hear there. i understand if you can't. are they concerned that maybe the storm to make it had been a helluva lot worse. obviously they mentioned the debts, the horrible stuff associated with the storm, but given the fact that the tents of the rallying around the president, and that appears to be the case right now, are they worried that at the very
is the wall street journal on that story. even as mr. romney and mr. obama canceled a political appearances tuesday, the two campaigns -- escalated a heated exchange over mitt romney suggestion that the president also bailout had benefited china. he returned to pennsylvania in hopes of returning the momentum. the story wall street journal goes on to talk about that many have come out including those in the auto industry to say that the governor was wrong on this ad, that he is running in the state of ohio. we will talk about that more in about 10 minutes when reid wilson of the hot line joins us to talk about october surprises and all things campaign 2012. democratic caller, go ahead. caller: i think one of the things people are not realizing , and people who think the global warming who does not exist -- here's an issue. there was a geologist on cnn in explained that a cold front came in from the northwest, right through chicago. one day last week we were sitting at 80 degrees. the next we were sitting at 40 degrees. we went from 80 to 40. that cold front was directly down to the gulf of m
is not going to help mr. obama. >> is that because of the spin or do you think voters look at what's happening in their state? do you really think people watch the number and say now i know how to vote, it's picked up? really? >> i think if you're still undecided you're going to be looking at anything. any kind of signal of what's going on with the economy. absolutely what's happening with your neighbors is simply the most important. >> swing states? >> in swing states going to be looking at what's going on with them. if they're undecided they're looking to whether the economy is really improving or not. >> we're going to talk about it all morning. obviously not only is the jobs numbers as christine's pointing out there are huge implications politically. they're expecting those numbers right at 8:30 this morning. we've got to take a short break. still ahead going to talk about jobs. going to talk about this report. and we're also going to ask christine to update us a little bit on what to expect, and not just the number to expect but really what's happening behind that number. here's a questio
and he has a slight edge when it comes to handling the economy. 48% say mr. obama would do a better job compared to 46% who side with romney. on friday, mr. obama made a three-stop blitz here in ohio, staking his closing argument on the auto bailout, which is widely popular here. and which republicans oppose. he also slammed romney for claiming that jeep is shipping jobs to china. it's a claim the romney campaign defends that has been widely discredited. take a listen to what president obama had to say. >> the car companies themselves have told governor romney to knock it off. gm said we think creating jobs in the united states should be a source of bipartisan pride. and i couldn't agree more. >> reporter: now early voting has begun here in ohio with 35% saying they've already voted early or plan to do so. obama is leading among those voters 62-36%, but romney is up among election day voters 52-42%. the fact that president obama has a number of planned visits here in ohio before election day suggests that the obama campaign is not satisfied that they have locked down this state. as for
carl rove. mr. rove, new "new york times" poll out today shows president obama doing very well in florida, ohio, virginia. dick morris going to have thoughts on that later. but, do you take that poll seriously? >> no, i don't take those three polls seriously. here is why. in florida, they have obama ahead by 1 point. they have seven points more democrats than republicans. even in 2008 there were only 3 points more democrats than republicans. similarly ohio 5 point margin for obama. 8 point advantage for the democrats. 8 points in 2008. does anybody think ohio is going to be as democrat as it was in 2008. 2 points for obama. 8 point democrat in 2008. six points democrat. does anybody think it's going to be as good as it was in 2008. at mildly that's called absurd. >> bill: let me run it down for the folks. all the polls say, all of them say that prib voters are more motivated this time around. so when when mr. rove says do you think it's going to be the same democratic turnout in ohio as it was in 2008. the answer based on the data is no. because republicans are more motivated t
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the president. come right back, dennis miller does not approve of mr. obama. he will assess the election as he sees it right now. global warming devastate the northeast this week in the form of sandy. we will tell you what we know up ahead. >> bill: thanks for staying with us, i'm bill o'reilly. in the miller time segment tonight. d man is present here in new york city witnessing the carnage from new york city firsthand here he is. you flew in just to lend us moral support mere from santa barbara, california. no hurricane sandy out there. you guys, you know you are going to fall into the ocean earthquake. that's just a matter. >> eventually, sure. yeah. >> bill: so what are your impressions of the storm? >> first off, you know. the power went out and if i had been any more in the dark i would have been joe biden. [ laughter ] there you go. babombum. >> a couple of things about this storm that i have noticed. when bloomberg comes out and says stay away from here. i have got problems. i hope people this is what should have said with katrina. they have used the ploy and bush. hey i was told not t
obama has made. now that the obama administration has made the tough decisions, now mr. romney wants to take credit and hoodwink the voters. he had a fair chance to win in 2008 and then he could decide to implement policies as far as foreign policy, health care, jobs. host: we will get a response from barbara comstock, who is one of the chairs of the romney for virginia campaign. guest: i would just quote joe biden -- the middle class has years. they have been buried because this president's economic policies failed. the president said when he came would get unemployment wellhe said that he was going to cut the debt that was $10 trillion in half, down to $5 trillion. now it is $16 children. he failed by a factor of three times what he said he was going to do. his health care bill, a huge government monstrosity, not level, would end up costing us $2,500 more in premiums when he that it would be $2,500 less. the president himself said if he did not get this done, if he did not turn this economy around in three years it would be a one-term proposition. why we are looking to mitt romney
. >> families had received letters from president obama that were not personalized. they were form letters. a family sacrifice a child and you choose to send a form letter to them. >> mr. romney, it's about policy. >> for us it's about defending our country. >> our freedom. >> but to trust you as commander in chief, i don't think so. >> i don't think so. >> as a veteran, i don't think so. >> sampling of the ads being run all over the country. by the candidates, allieallies. >>> we're back with the roundtable. let's take a look at the closing arguments of the campaigns right now. george, you heard andrew talk about how we saw a different mitt romney at the debates, that seems to be the argument that president obama and his allies seem to be making. look at colin powell this week. >> one day he has a certain stance on iraq. on monday night, he agrees with the withdrawal. same thing in iraq and on almost every issue that was discussed on monday night, governor romney agreed with the president. but this is a different set of foreign policy views that he had earlier in the campaign. >> and geor
of those papers, the "orlando sentinel" and "sun sentinel" endorsed mr. obama in 2008. what happened? >> some of those endorsements is that the high expectations set in the area of post partisanship and obama was vulnerable on that part of that is a theme in the closing days now by the romney campaign. >> we are going to check in with you both later this hour. also want to ask you whether newspaper endorsements matter in i more. we'll get to that later in the 3:00 hour. thank you so much. up next what can drive a college kid out of their dorm room into a polling booth? what does it take? we'll talk about it. we've got two political leaders from the campus of the university of florida. this is a big deal because the gators are playing the dogs today. to get a guy from university of florida, yeah, this is msnbc, the place for politics. a shad? c'mon, michael! get in the game! [ male announcer ] don't have the hops for hoops with your buddies? lost your appetite for romance? and your mood is on its way down. you might not just be getting older. you might have a treatable condition calle
interview after the first debate. >> what did mrs. obama say to you when you got home that night? >> you know what, michelle is always my best advisor, my toughest critic. she and i have been through this together. >> reporter: but the first lady didn't play critic with us. some aides say that you're the one person who can keep his ego in check. is that true? >> you know, barack doesn't have a big ego. that's the thing. you see this in how he leads the country. i mean, he is very open to other people's opinions. and he's always willing to compromise. and he is always, always listening. so that would kind of be the last thing that i would think of when i talk about my husband is big ego, because he just doesn't have that. it's not much to check. >> and she got backup from craig, a college basketball coach. >> one of the first things i saw on the basketball court was his lack of ego. you know, the game wasn't about him. it was about the game. and it was about his teammates. and so i don't think there's an ego to put in check. >> hard to believe about a president of the united states. >> no
even poll, 49-49 tie as a consortium poll in ohio and mr. obama had the advantage and now comes the storm. neither knows what to expect. harris. >> harris: we appreciate the report and we'll come back to you as the news warrants and get going there. thank you, carl. and governor romney and paul ryan reunited, what will it take to win ohio a state that went to obama in 2008. and inside the fox report in a few minutes. hurricane sandy not sparing any mode of transportation, trains, planes, i've been telling you with things shut down. amtrak, huge lines here in new york city, the district of columbia metro. a thousand or more flights canceled. and delays we haven't seen what that's going to be like, and we're covering it all. the travel nightmare fallout. we'll have more on that. romney could continue to press to answers what led to the murders of four americans in libya. stay with us, the latest. ...seems like you guys got a little gassed out there. enough already. c'mon guys. next question. mr. lewis? what's your favorite color? what's my favorite color? yes. purple. what's your
, and nevada. they questioned mr. obama for non-fulfilling his promise to pass immigration reform in the first year. the top concerns of hispanics are even tougher for the president. >> the number one issue today for latinos, especially latino voters is the economy. impact the great recession has had on latinos has been tremendous. >> recent fox news poll confirms that, showing 48% of hispanics chose economy as the most important issue. while only 23% said immigration. no wonder that romney emphasized economy in september interview with univision. >> there are 2 million more hispanics in post officeerty today than when the president took office. we have had 56 straight months with unemployment above 10% for hispanic-americans. unacceptable. >> bush got 44% of the hispanic vote in 2004. polls show romney getting a little more than half that. bret? >> bret: jim, thanks. still ahead -- look at some of the big-time gaffes made by the vice president in recent days that have gone under the radar. first, transportation woes continue in the wake of sandy. ford c-max hybrid. when you're carrying a lot
.6% unemployment, which is the same as mr. obama took office. what troubles me about this report, though is that wages were flat. we have to start to see some wage gains. with the economy growing, there ought to be potential for people to earn more. i mean older peemt in hourly jobs. without that they won't be able to buy the houses and buy the cars and so forth to really glet a self-sustaining recovery so we're not nervous anymore. it's not as much as we need. we've been down so long. we need jobs growth at double this. wouldn't you say that, jared? >> i like the points you're making. on the wage side i agree with you. one of the things you've seen is while consumer spending has actually come up a bit, it's coming out of savings and not out of paychecks. peter has a point. >> you guys agree way too much. this is weird. >> to put this in perspective. it's encouraging news today, we had the news about housing starts being up a few weeks ago, and you have the potential the at least it seems to have a real recovery next year. i wonder if that sets the stakes for next week's elections. we'll
of ohio and michigan would look like today if mr. obama had not presided over the rescue of injury -- general motors. they depend on 850,000 jobs. they created the assembly and parts jobs in ohio. without it, chrysler and begin would have gone out of business and domestic industry supply chain would have collapsed taking ford with them. instead, u.s. auto makers are achieving huge gains in the fuel efficiency of their cars and trucks. who said that? >> mitt romney. >> stephanie: no. they go on to say the bailouts began under president george bush. mitt romney continued to oppose them. they're paying attention in ohio. they also say in the depths of the great recession no such investment was forthcoming. a high-powered businessman and the son of a detroit auto ceo who plays up his michigan roots might be expected to acknowledge that but no. [ applause ] alfranken will have to write an entire book about the romney campaign, the lies and liars to tell about this epic campaign. by the way here is a little shout out
that was then used as a backdrop for mitt romney saying president obama had not been tough on china. today mr. romney gave a major address on economic policy. this is part of his closing argument for the presidency. he delivered the speech at a company called kinsler construction services. mr. romney argued that president obama's stimulus had failed to help private companies. >> a new stimulus three years after the recession officially ended, that may spare government, but it won't stimulate the private sector than it did four years ago. >> that's what mitt romney said today at kinsler construction services in ames, iowa. you know that blissful moment waiting for the other shoe to drop? you can see david letterman scrutinizing the ties. you know you're in that moment now. as noted at think progress today, kinsler construction services benefitted from $700,000 from the stimulus that mr. romney says did no good for any companies in the private sector. you can try to make the argument that the stimulus program did not help private businesses even though the evidence shows the opposite is true. when you'
" writes that mr. obama has impressive achievements despite the implaquable wall of refusal provided by congressional republicans so intent on stopping him they risked pushing the nation into depression, held its credit rating hostage, and hobbled economic recovery." more on politics in just a bit. >>> to hawaii now where the islands are under the tsunami advisory. these warnings, they have now been downgraded after the first few tsunami waves hit the coast. look at all the people, though. back to back to back heading inland here, trying to get away from the coastal regions, the low-lying areas in anticipation of potential flooding from the waves, but i can tell you that the waves in hawaii were much smaller than feared. why are we talking about a tsunami here? it's because of this hurricane. a magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit the western canadian coast of the queen charlotte islands late saturday nitrogen rating these initial tsunami warnings. this map shows the energy burst here from the quake. we're told there have been at least 23 aftershocks. >>> coming up, we will hear why some col
the effects of the storm anyway. >> both presidential candidates have been blown off course, especially mr. obama whose day job is calling. abc's political correspondent jonathan karl has the details. >> reporter: it's mother nature's october surprise, a storm so big and so destructive, it could throw the campaign's final week into chaos. >> the storm will throw havoc into the race. >> reporter: for president obama it meant canceling two upcoming campaign events and visiting fema headquarters, vowing an immediate response to the storm. >> we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure we're anticipating and leaning forward. >> reporter: there are political stakes, too, a chance for the president to show decisive leadership or take the blame if the response is bungled. all told, 16 campaign events have already been canceled. mitt romney canceled three in virginia. moving westward to ohio where he met up with paul ryan. >> today when we get home, put in our prayers the people who are in the east coast in the wake of this big
affected by the hurricane. it says early voting is a key to this which mr. obama has counted on to boltster a second term will likely grind to a halt while power failures could last much of the week and conceivably until election day in some places. let's go to carl from west virginia on our republicans line. caller: good morning. i'm sure they will be blaming this on george bush. next week the liberal media will be comparing the great job obama did compared to what bush did in katrina. and i hope he does a better job than he did protecting our people in benghazi. i was a former combat marine and i'm disgusted about the way he hand that would thing in benghazi. thank you. host: caller jon in north carolina comments on the same lines as you. he writes benghazi is the storm that sealed the election. here is what the romney campaign is doing as they look at this storm. it says one of his senior advisors said despite impended wall to wall coverage on sandy he feels voters in the region have received enough information ahead of the election and reiterated the campaign's focus on the safety and w
of the presidential campaign. mr. obama canceled campaigning in florida, wisconsin and flew back to washington to help coordinate the federal hurricane response. mitt romney canceled events in wisconsin and florida. neither campaign wants to appear insensitive with so many americans in harm's way. but the weather delay won't help romney. >> if it benefits anybody, it probably benefits the president because he gets to look presidential because he is the president. he's in charge of the government and in charge of that response. >> romney's campaign is thinking of sending him to new jersey later this week where he could meet with storm victims a with governor chris christie, a romney ally. president obama may sit wisconsin tomorrow. of course, we invite you to stay with nbc bay area news for continuing coverage of the storm sandy. you can always go to nbcbayarea.com for the latest updates. >>> still ahead here at 6:00, the new invention that could prevent some surprising injuries in hospitals. >>> also -- >> i'm scott budman. a new smartphone and new smartphone apps. coming up, the windows version of th
mileage out of it, mr. obama. >> cenk: michael that's a really interesting point. how much does politics play into the reactions of an administration during a disaster like this? >> here's what i explain to everybody. think about this. every disaster always involves the following... at least two u.s. senators, at least one congressman and at least the president of the united states. so for people to believe that politics doesn't play a role or at least politics isn't on the minds of politicians is just being naive. >> cenk: so if that's the case, why did the bush administration screw it up so badly. do you also acknowledge -- you were the former fema director at the time, d'oh but do you acknowledge there were mistakes made and if so, you know, why get something so monumentally important politically let alone policywise wrong in that case? >> well, because i think there were political miscalculations during katrina and there were actual -- how would i describe it? there were actual leadership problems during ka
.m.. the president has canceled his campaigning due to hurricane standing. mr. obama made an announcement that he will visit the the red cross in washington. he said that he will get disaster relief to some of the hardest-hit areas. >> mitt romney rolled up his sleeves and help to an ohio yesterday issue to see on the screen. >> kron 4 has extended coverage for the election. you could also go on kron4.com. >> we will continue our coverage of the san for cisco giants parade coverage we do have more of that coming up. ♪ [ male announcer ] it's one thing... to have created an icon and quite another to have done it generation after generation. to the long line of legendary mercedes-benz sl roadsters... ♪ the 2013 sl. ♪ jack, you said you wanted a i give you... flap jacks.m. hmm! yeah...um...the thing is, i don't know if i'm comfortable with people eating my face. how 'bout a loaded breakfast sandwich with country-grilled sausage, bacon, ham, two fried eggs, and melting cheese on toasted sourdough. don't do it. don't eat my face... do not eat my... you ate his face?! >> welcome back it is 5:45 a
program. i think it's-- that is a mystery to me because mr. obama campaigned and actually that was a peared back proposal from earlier proposals which involved principal write-downs. and even john mccain when he was campaigning wanted to set up a government facility to buy the funds and restructure them. that's what tarp was supposed to be about. >> rose: why do you think the were not listeningo that? >> i think at the bottom line, th philosophy was just focus on the big banks. focus on the big banks, make sure we have plenty of money. and hank pretty much says this in his book and i think the philosophy with larry summers was the same. if you recall, there was an allotment of dell 700 billion. they couldn't draw it down because nancy pelosi other ands had told them they need a loan modification program. when congress approved tarp, they thought they wereppring troued aet relief, the program to get the loans off the books of the banks and restructured. they had to say they had some kind of foreclosure program to get the second $350 billion. i think what they were focused o
christie could win the election for mr. obama. seriously, will? >> look, i don't know. can he win the election for president obama? the answer is no. that's not going to have that big of an impact on the election. many piem look at chris christie. maybe i'm not looking with the appropriate amount of cynicism. politics deserve cynicism. chris christie has earned the last several years the right to be granted honesty and authenticity. and i think he's a governor, dealing with a tragedy that you really can't overstate if you look at pictures, you live up in this area, you know how awful it is. he's dealing with that as his first priority and the president has his back and is giving him credit for that. >> okay. and roland, there are some political conservatives out there who say chris christie is either totally sincere or -- >> he's acting like a governor. where he showed chris christie 12 days ago, going off on the president, saying he had no leadership. guess what, that was politics. the last four days, from the time hurricane sandy what happens when you do show leadership. i think
and my plan creates some 12 million jobs. >> like mr. obama, republican challenger mitt romney will have a full slate of campaign events today. yesterday he was in florida, today he will stump for votes in virginia. >> they are back to work. 6:11. thousands of nurses getting ready to walk off the job. >> the impact of several bay area hospitals and how staff plan to keep up patient care. >> get your dancing shoes on. putting rhythm in p.e. bay area students learn to become swinging sensations. cbs 5's "cool school" of the week is coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, beep-bop-boop-bop boop-beep. [monotone] she says, "switch to progressive and you could save hundreds." call or click today. this strike... set to begint seven a-m... will involve 32-hundred nurses and severl >>> nurses are about to walk off the job at several bay area hospitals at 7 a.m. it will involve 3200 nurses and hundreds of respiratory, x-ray and other technicians. it will affect several bay area sutter healthcare hospital. some experts say these nurses are in a powerful position because of an industry that's growing in
the election mr. obama campaigned across three battleground states, wisconsin, nevada and colorado. you see now mitt romney who was also campaigning in virginia today. both sides concentrating on nine swing states which is considered to be likely to make the difference. >> the president wants to see four more years and that's his chant. four more years, four more years, but our chant is this, five more days, all right? five more days. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. giving more power back to the biggest bank isn't change. leaving millions without health insurance isn't change. >> in today's nbc marrist poll the president leads in iowa. the races in wisconsin, and new hampshire are much tighter. >>> for countless immigrants deportation is always a daunting reality even if you are legal, but the alameda district attorney's office is taking step to prevent that from happening when an immigrant is arrested for a nonviolent crime. ray kelly said it took a year for d.a. nancy o'malley to ship guidelines instructing prosecutors to let immigrants a
and makes the argument he has a record of that achievement mr. romney didn't match being in office-- mr. obama can't match being in the office virtually four years and he made the remarks in new hampshire and in ohio and by the estimates, 30,000 people in the crowd, by other estimates 20,000. and he'll come back to iowa to sleep and three hours in the sack another three or four states, all told about nine, excuse me, seven states and 13 events in the final 96 hours and actually now down about to 80. uma? >> an amazing schedule. it's unbelievable, the pace to keep up in the final days before the campaign. carl, i know you're going to be sticking with the romney campaign there all the way through, thank you for that update and we'll be checking back with you as we get closer to the election day. we'll take a quick break and when we come back, we'll talk to a key political observer about his thoughts on the the race and why he thinks the race is still too close to call. don't go away. . hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good?
quickly. this afternoon mr. obama visited national headquarters of the red cross here in d.c. and there he thanked the relief agencies for doing their thing and warned sandy is not done with us yet. and similar sentiments from republican presidential nominee mitt romney. he was in debtorring, ohio today helping volunteers collect food and other supplies for families hit by the hurricane. romney said americans always come together in times of crisis. >>> and one week from today one of the two men will be elected the president for the next four years and of course a lot of americans have decided to take advantage of early voting. and today, maryland governor martin o'malley announced it will resume across the state tomorrow. you know it was canceled yesterday and today because of the weather being so bad and to help make up for the lost time the hours are being extended from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and they're adding a whole extra day for early voting that would be this friday. >>> she may not be a hurricane anymore, but we are still tracking the impacts of what was sandy tonight. thank you f
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